I'd started out with the intention of PM'ing a forum member whom I thought was bound to know the answer to this, but note he hasn't been online since the end of November
I think the optical drive in my mid 2012 A1278 MacBook Pro is beginning to play up - it's spitting out discs and once tried to digest one which took ages before eventual regurgitation.
Does anyone know if these are available NEW from anywhere? I've done a fairly extensive search but have only unearthed refurbished ones.
I realise one option is to buy an external unit but would prefer if possible to have it within the MacBook - that's what I bought it for before Apple got sniffy about providing them at all.